Pancreatic endocrine tumors with major vascular abutment, involvement, or encasement and indication for resection.

@article{Norton2011PancreaticET,
  title={Pancreatic endocrine tumors with major vascular abutment, involvement, or encasement and indication for resection.},
  author={Jeffrey A Norton and Edmund J. Harris and Yijun Chen and Brendan C. Visser and George A. Poultsides and Pamela C Kunz and George A. Fisher and Robert T. Jensen},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={146 6},
  pages={
          724-32
        }
}
BACKGROUND Surgery for pancreatic endocrine tumors (PETs) with blood vessel involvement is controversial. HYPOTHESIS Resection of PETs with major blood vessel involvement can be beneficial. DESIGN The combined databases of the National Institutes of Health and Stanford University hospitals were queried. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Operation, pathologic condition, complications, and disease-free and overall survival. RESULTS Of 273 patients with PETs, 46 (17%) had preoperative computed… CONTINUE READING

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